Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District
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Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District

Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
District 2.png
Boundaries since January 2019
Representative
Distribution
  • 100.00% urban
  • 0.00% rural
Population (2019)722,722
Median household
income
$46,248
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+21[1]

Pennsylvania's second congressional district includes all of Northeast Philadelphia and parts of North Philadelphia east of Broad Street, as well as portions of Philadelphia's River Wards. It has been represented by Democrat Brendan Boyle since 2019.

The district is demographically diverse, with about 39% of residents identifying as white, nearly 27% of residents identifying as black, 26% identifying as Hispanic or Latino (of any race), and 8% identifying as Asian.[2]

Prior to 2018, the district covered West Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, and Northwest Philadelphia, as well as parts of South Philadelphia, Center City, and western suburbs such as Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County. Before the 113th Congress, the district did not contain Lower Merion Township but instead contained Cheltenham Township.

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania redrew the district in February 2018 after ruling the previous map unconstitutional due to partisan gerrymandering. The new second district is essentially the successor to the previous first district. As such, it remained heavily Democratic for the 2018 election and representation thereafter. Brendan Boyle, the incumbent from the previous 13th district, ran for re-election in the new 2nd district.[3] Parts of the previous second district were shifted to the third.[4]

Congressman Chaka Fattah represented the district from 1995 to 2016. On July 29, 2015, Fattah and a group of associates were indicted on federal charges related to their alleged roles in a racketeering and influence peddling conspiracy.[5][6] On April 26, 2016, Dwight Evans toppled Fattah in a competitive Democratic primary election.[7] Fattah resigned June 23, 2016.[8] Evans then won a special election to fill Fattah's seat. He also won election for the regular term beginning January 3, 2017. Evans won re-election in the new 3rd congressional district.

List of members representing the district

The district was organized from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district in 1791.

1791-1793: One seat

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
Frederick Muhlenberg.jpg
Frederick Muhlenberg
Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 -
March 3, 1793
2nd Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1791.
Redistricted to the at-large district.

1795-1843: multiple seats

District created in 1795 from the at-large district.

Two additional seats were added in 1803. The third seat was eliminated in 1813, and the second seat eliminated in 1823. In 1833, the second seat was restored. In 1843, it returned to being a single-member district.

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B Seat C
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
4th March 4, 1795 -
March 3, 1797
Frederick Muhlenberg.jpg
Frederick Muhlenberg
Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1794.
Retired.
No second seat No third seat
5th March 4, 1797 -
March 3, 1799
Blair McClenachan Democratic-Republican Elected in 1796.
Retired.
6th March 4, 1799 -
March 3, 1801
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Michael Leib
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 1st district.
7th March 4, 1801 -
March 3, 1803
8th March 4, 1803 -
March 3, 1805
Robert Brown Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
Frederick Conrad Democratic-Republican Elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Lost re-election.
Isaac Van Horne Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1802.
Retired.
9th March 4, 1805 -
March 3, 1807
John Pugh Democratic-Republican Elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Lost re-election.
10th March 4, 1807 -
March 3, 1809
William Milnor Federalist Elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Lost re-election.
11th March 4, 1809 -
March 3, 1811
John Ross Democratic-Republican Elected in 1808.
Retired.
12th March 4, 1811 -
March 3, 1813
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Jonathan Roberts
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1810.
Re-elected in 1812.
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
William Rodman Democratic-Republican Elected in 1810.
Lost re-election as a Federalist.
13th March 4, 1813 -
February 24, 1814
Roger Davis Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 3rd district, and re-elected in 1812.
Retired.
No third seat
February 24, 1814 -
October 11, 1814
Vacant
October 11, 1814 -
March 3, 1815
Samuel Henderson Federalist Elected October 11, 1814 to finish Roberts's term and seated November 27, 1814.
Lost election the same day to the next term.
14th March 4, 1815 -
March 3, 1817
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William Darlington
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
John Hahn Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
15th March 4, 1817 -
March 3, 1819
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Isaac Darlington
Federalist Elected in 1816.
Retired.
Levi Pawling Federalist Elected in 1816.
Lost re-election.
16th March 4, 1819 -
March 3, 1821
William Darlington by John Neagle ca-1825.jpg
William Darlington
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.
Re-elected in 1820.
Lost re-election.
Samuel Gross Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.
Re-elected in 1820.
Retired.
17th March 4, 1821 -
March 3, 1823
18th March 4, 1823 -
March 3, 1825
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Joseph Hemphill
Jacksonian Federalist Redistricted from the 1st district, and re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Resigned.
No second seat
19th March 4, 1825 -
1826
Jacksonian
1826 -
October 26, 1826
Vacant
October 26, 1826 -
March 3, 1827
Thomas Kittera Anti-Jacksonian Elected to finish Hemphill's term in 1826.
Lost re-election.
20th March 4, 1827 -
January 14, 1828
General election ended in a tie vote and the seat remained vacant.
January 14, 1828 -
March 3, 1829
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John Sergeant
Anti-Jacksonian Elected October 9, 1827 to finish the vacant term and seated January 14, 1828.
Lost re-election.
21st March 4, 1829 -
March 3, 1831
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Joseph Hemphill
Jacksonian Elected in 1828.
Retired.
22nd March 4, 1831 -
March 3, 1833
Henry Horn Jacksonian Elected in 1830.
Lost re-election.
23rd March 4, 1833 -
March 3, 1835
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Horace Binney
Anti-Jacksonian Elected in 1832.
Retired.
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James Harper
Anti-Jacksonian Elected in 1832.
Re-elected in 1834.
Retired.
24th March 4, 1835 -
March 3, 1837
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Joseph R. Ingersoll
Anti-Jacksonian Elected in 1834.
Retired.
25th March 4, 1837 -
March 3, 1839
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John Sergeant
Whig Elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
Resigned.
George W. Toland Whig Elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
[data unknown/missing]
26th March 4, 1839 -
March 3, 1841
27th March 3, 1841 -
September 15, 1841
September 15, 1841 -
October 12, 1841
Vacant
October 12, 1841 -
March 3, 1843
Appletons' Ingersoll Jared - Joseph Reed.jpg
Joseph R. Ingersoll
Whig Elected in 1841 to finish Sergeant's term.

1843-present: One seat

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
Appletons' Ingersoll Jared - Joseph Reed.jpg
Joseph R. Ingersoll
Whig March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1849
28th
29th
30th
Re-elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Declined to accept renomination.
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Joseph R. Chandler
Whig March 4, 1849 -
March 3, 1855
31st
32nd
33rd
Elected in 1848.
Re-elected in 1850.
Re-elected in 1852.
Lost re-election.
Job R. Tyson Whig March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
[data unknown/missing]
Edward J. Morris Republican March 4, 1857 -
June 8, 1861
35th
36th
37th
Elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to the Ottoman Empire.
Vacant June 8, 1861 -
July 2, 1861
37th
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Charles J. Biddle
Democratic July 2, 1861 -
March 3, 1863
Elected to finish Morris's term.
[data unknown/missing]
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Charles O'Neill
Republican March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1871
38th
39th
40th
41st
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Lost re-election.
John V. Creely Republican March 4, 1871 -
March 3, 1873
42nd Elected in 1870.
Disappeared on his way to the December 1871 Congressional session.
Charles ONeill - Brady-Handy.jpg
Charles O'Neill
Republican March 4, 1873 -
November 25, 1893
43rd
44th
45th
46th
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Died.
Vacant November 25, 1893 -
December 19, 1893
53rd
Robert Adams Jr.jpg
Robert Adams Jr.
Republican December 19, 1893 -
June 1, 1906
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
Elected to finish O'Neill's term.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Died.
Vacant June 1, 1906 -
November 6, 1906
59th
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John E. Reyburn
Republican November 6, 1906 -
March 31, 1907
59th
60th
Elected to finish Adams's term.
Re-elected in 1906.
Resigned to become Mayor of Philadelphia.
Vacant March 31, 1907 -
November 5, 1907
60th
Joel Cook.jpg
Joel Cook
Republican November 5, 1907 -
December 15, 1910
60th
61st
Elected to finish Reyburn's term.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Died.
Vacant December 15, 1910 -
May 23, 1911
61st
62nd
WilliamSReyburn.jpg
William S. Reyburn
Republican May 23, 1911 -
March 3, 1913
62nd Elected to finish Cook's term.
Retired.
George Scott Graham - Professor of Law at University of Pennsylvania.jpg
George S. Graham
Republican March 4, 1913 -
July 4, 1931
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Died.
Vacant July 4, 1931 -
November 3, 1931
72nd
Edward L. Stokes Republican November 3, 1931 -
March 3, 1933
Elected to finish Graham's term.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
James M Beck.jpg
James M. Beck
Republican March 3, 1933 -
September 30, 1934
73rd Redistricted from the 1st district and re-elected in 1932.
Resigned to object to the New Deal.
Vacant September 30, 1934 -
January 3, 1935
William H. Wilson Republican January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1937
74th Elected in 1934.
Lost re-election.
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James P. McGranery
Democratic January 3, 1937 -
November 17, 1943
75th
76th
77th
78th
Elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Resigned to become United States Assistant Attorney General.
Vacant November 17, 1943 -
January 18, 1944
78th
Joseph M. Pratt Republican January 18, 1944 -
January 3, 1945
Elected to finish McGranery's term.
Redistricted to the 3rd district and lost re-election.
William T. Granahan.jpg
William T. Granahan
Democratic January 3, 1945 -
January 3, 1947
79th Elected in 1944.
Lost re-election.
Robert N. McGarvey Republican January 3, 1947 -
January 3, 1949
80th Elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
William T. Granahan.jpg
William T. Granahan
Democratic January 3, 1949 -
May 25, 1956
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Died.
Vacant May 25, 1956 -
November 6, 1956
84th
Kathryn Granahan.jpg
Kathryn E. Granahan
Democratic November 6, 1956 -
January 3, 1963
84th
85th
86th
87th
Elected to finish her husband's term.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
[data unknown/missing]
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Robert N. C. Nix Sr.
Democratic January 3, 1963 -
January 3, 1979
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
[data unknown/missing]
William Herbert Gray.jpg
William H. Gray III
Democratic January 3, 1979 -
September 11, 1991
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Resigned to become President of the United Negro College Fund.
Vacant September 11, 1991 -
November 5, 1991
102nd
Lucien Blackwell.jpg
Lucien Blackwell
Democratic November 5, 1991 -
January 3, 1995
102nd
103rd
Elected to finish Gray's term.
Re-elected in 1992.
Lost renomination.
Chaka Fattah official House photo.jpg
Chaka Fattah
Democratic January 3, 1995 -
June 23, 2016
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Lost renomination and Resigned.
Vacant June 23, 2016 -
November 14, 2016
114th
Dwight Evans official photo (cropped).jpg
Dwight Evans
Democratic November 14, 2016 -
January 3, 2019
114th
115th
Elected to finish Fattah's term.
Re-elected in 2016.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
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Brendan Boyle
Democratic January 3, 2019 -
Present
116th
117th
Redistricted from the 13th district and re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Recent Elections

2012

Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district, 2012[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chaka Fattah (incumbent) 318,176 89.3
Republican Robert Mansfield 33,381 9.4
Independent James Foster 4,829 1.3
Total votes 356,386 100.0
Democratic hold

2014

Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district, 2014[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chaka Fattah (incumbent) 181,141 87.7
Republican Armond James 25,397 12.3
Total votes 206,538 100.0
Democratic hold

2016

Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district, 2016[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dwight E. Evans 322,514 90.2
Republican James Jones 35,131 9.8
Total votes 357,645 100.0
Democratic hold

2018

Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district, 2018[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brendan Boyle (incumbent) 159,600 79.0
Republican David Torres 42,382 21.0
Total votes 201,982 100.0
Democratic hold

2020

Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district, 2020[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brendan Boyle (incumbent) 198,140 72.5
Republican David Torres 75,022 27.5
Total votes 273,162 100.0
Democratic hold


Historical district boundaries

See also

References

  1. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ https://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/cong_dist/cd116/cd_based/ST42/CD116_PA02.pdf
  3. ^ Kopp, John (February 22, 2018). "Brendan Boyle to seek re-election in redrawn Philly congressional district". Philly Voice. Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Cohn, Nate; Bloch, Matthew; Quealy, Kevin (February 19, 2018). "The New Pennsylvania House Districts Are In. We Review the Mapmakers' Choices". The Upshot. The New York Times. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Congressman Chaka Fattah and Associates Charged with Participating in Racketeering Conspiracy" (Press release). Federal Bureau of Investigation. July 29, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Chaka Fattah indictment, full text - CNNPolitics.com". CNN. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Orso, Anna (April 26, 2016). "Pennsylvania primary: Dwight Evans topples longtime Congressman Chaka Fattah". Billy Penn. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Rep. Chaka Fattah resigns after conviction, effective immediately" (Press release). CBS. June 23, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Statistics of Presidential and Congressional Election of November 6, 2012". Karen Haas, Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. February 28, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ "Pennsylvania 2014 General Election - November 4, 2014 Official Results". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved 2021.
  11. ^ "Pennsylvania 2016 General Election - November 8, 2016 Official Results". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Unofficial Returns". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "2020 Presidential Election - Representative in Congress". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 2020.

External links

Coordinates: 40°00?55?N 75°13?20?W / 40.01528°N 75.22222°W / 40.01528; -75.22222


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